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  • Summary: A celebration of a nation told through the voices of its people. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 90
    Harbors some indelibly arresting images and characters whose stories, even at their most superficial, manage to be authentically inspiring.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    An old-school documentary that is both non-controversial and uplifting, America's Heart & Soul could be subtitled the Anti-Fahrenheit 9/11.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    70
    Features 20-odd valiant souls treasuring their freedom and overcoming obstacles while skycams soar over purple mountains' majesty and an acrobatic pilot does loop-de-loops over fruited plains.
  4. 60
    This is supposed to be a testament to the nation's diversity, but it's so complacent that you'd never imagine said diversity is one of the greatest social challenges of the new century.
  5. The film would make a better fit on television or at one of Disney's theme parks. In cinemas, Heart & Soul is an odd duck, out of sync with the current generation of documentarians whose films dig deep into stories and issues the media generally overlooks.
  6. Pretty and vague, the kind of film that might play on a loop at a county fair's Americana exhibit.
  7. 10
    Represents apple-pie mythmaking at its most insidiously thoughtless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9